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Old 10-07-2009, 05:30:01 PM
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It goes into the top of the cylinder, just like on the smaller Ajax engines.
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I dont know any of the company history but they are a very well built engine. As far as I know they are the only 2 cycle oilfield engine with a replaceable cylinder liner. Too bad Ajax never did this
You missed one, the 5 x 6 1/2 has a wet sleeve.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:30:42 PM
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Holy Crap! Sure enough! Well, I actually knew that......I just forgot.
I think you have the last NOS 5 X 6 1/2 left in captivity dont you?
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I sure wish we could edit our own posts here!

What I meant to say was.... "you have the last NOS 5 X 6 1/2 sleeve left in captivity dont you?"
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Years back I lived not but a couple blocks from the old Lorain plant. If memory serves, the names was still visible on the side of the buildig. Wishing now I would have a gotten a photo.

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I sure wish we could edit our own posts here!

What I meant to say was.... "you have the last NOS 5 X 6 1/2 sleeve left in captivity dont you?"
sadly (now followed by extra letters to make the 10 limit)
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Well I finally got a little time to work on the Lorain today. The piston has been soaking since Tuesday and still seems to be stuck as a few blows from the sledge and oak block didn't budge it. I was hopeing it was not stuck bad as most everything is still oily in the crankcase. Looks like a little more soaking time and some hydraulic force may be needed.
The scrap guy that dropped the engine off came by to see if I wanted the engine. He figured I did as I was working on it. I had to pay him 300.00 as long iron is bringing 5.50 per 100lbs. I told him to keep bringing all engines with flywheels and I would take them all.
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dwayne,very nice engine.be patient with the penetrating oil.i soaked that fm i just got for two weeks in kroil.turned over like new.just needs time to soak all the way through.keep adding to keep it wet.hey are you going to granbury this week end?i am, suppose to be perfect weather.
just thought of something.how about i bring my dually over to your place for awhile and see if the scrap fairy will leave me something!
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I am not going to Grandbury as my son is playing in a tournement in Shreveport, LA. There should be a man at Grandbury with a 4hp FM N. His name is Bill Keene, he may can give you some pointers on your 25hp.
I will be tied up all weekend with dad duties.
I have the Lorain soaking with Kroil as it is the best for stuck pistons.
Bring your Dually on over and it may well leave with some kind of loosely organized scrap iron in it.
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A little more information on the Lorain engine.
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